No. 36 Westeryk Road, an imposing flat-stone house on the outskirts of Edinburgh. A house of curving shadows and crumbling grandeur. But it’s what lies under the house that is extraordinary – Mirrorland. A vivid make-believe world that twin sisters Cat and El created as children. A place of escape, but from what?
Now in her thirties, Cat receives the shocking news that her sister has disappeared. Forced to return to Edinburgh, Cat finds herself irresistibly drawn back into Mirrorland. Because El has a plan. She’s left behind a treasure hunt that will unearth long-buried secrets…
Carole Johnstone’s award-winning short fiction has been reprinted in many annual ‘Best of’ anthologies in the UK and US. She lives in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, with her husband. Mirrorland is her debut novel.
Mirror Land is a very cleverly plotted and twisted novel. However, this one will only work if you enjoy fantasy and a splash of horror, too.
Luckily, I do. Not only are twins something that seem to fascinate us all, but when there’s a possibility of a twin that’s evil and an unreliable narrator what more can you ask for but an explosive story?
It’s one of those those books that you can almost imagine someone standing in the corner as you read, saying tick tick goes the clock!
Suspend disbelief, suspend reality, suspend what you think you know and just sit back and enjoy the ride that takes you to Mirror Land. I hope you find your way back without too many scars!
With thanks to Anne Cater, the Author and publisher for the advanced reading copy of this book.